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EPSRC Support by Research Area in Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics

Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. All the grants listed below have some relevance to this research area. The value of the investment is the total awarded by EPSRC and does not reflect the proportion assigned to this research area.

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Grant TitlePrincipal
Investigator
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
3D Volume Microscopy and TEM Sample Preparation of Complex Hybrid NanostructuresBrydson, Professor RMDUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 823,184
A Coordinated Infrastructure for NMR for the Physical and Life Sciences: Upgrade to the Ultra-high Field 950 MHz Spectrometer at OxfordRedfield, Professor CUniversity of OxfordBiochemistry 477,380
A Coordinated Infrastructure for NMR in the Physical and Life Sciences: A 1 GHz Spectrometer at BirminghamGunther, Professor ULUniversity of BirminghamInstitute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences 6,558,752
A multidisciplinary approach to modelling the early stages of metastasisInsall, Professor RobertUniversity of GlasgowCollege of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sc 333,823
A National Network for Applications of High-Field NMR in the Life and Physical SciencesUhrin, Professor DUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 1,368,030
An integrated biophysics approach towards realisation of a new class of membrane-active anticancer therapiesBeales, Dr P AUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 906,288
Bioinspired control of protein transport through polymer functionalised nanoporesLau, Dr KUniversity of StrathclydePure and Applied Chemistry 100,971
Cambridge Theory of Condensed Matter Group -Critical Mass GrantPayne, Professor MCUniversity of CambridgePhysics 2,023,484
CBET-EPSRC Molecular Engineering of Inhibitors to Self-Assembly: Fundamental structure informing in silico designMuller, Professor EImperial College LondonDepartment of Chemical Engineering 247,016
CBET-EPSRC Molecular Engineering of Inhibitors to Self-Assembly: Fundamental structure informing in silico designHeaden, Dr T FSTFC Laboratories (Grouped)ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source 40,477
CCP-BioSim: Biomolecular Simulation at the Life Sciences InterfaceMulholland, Professor AJUniversity of BristolChemistry 235,706
Characterisation of electron transport in a bacterial nano-wire protein through high performance computing and experimentationButt, Professor JNUniversity of East AngliaChemistry 313,231
Collagen assembly: from molecules to fibrilsSaric, Dr AUCLPhysics and Astronomy 100,772
Combined LAPS and SICM for multimodal live cell imagingLengyel, Dr IQueen's University of BelfastSch of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomed Sci 120,946
Combined LAPS and SICM for multimodal live cell imagingKrause, Dr SQueen Mary University of LondonSchool of Engineering & Materials Scienc 571,840
Computing with Liquid MarblesAdamatzky, Professor AUniversity of the West of EnglandFaculty of Environment and Technology 727,811
Cross-scale prediction of Antimicrobial Resistance: from molecules to populations.Keeling, Professor MUniversity of WarwickMathematics 501,448
Cryogenic electron microscopy for native state analysis of nanoparticles in liquidsHondow, Dr NUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 196,879
Degradation of vascular devices (de-vasc): a combined engineering and biological approachBryant, Dr MUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 100,985
Determining and exploiting the anti-cancer properties of naked mole-rat hyaluronanFrankel, Dr DanielNewcastle UniversityChemical Engineering & Advanced Material 326,441
Direct probing of molecular interactions relevant to virus entry via force spectroscopy with optical tweezers in live cellsLlorente Garcia, Dr IUCLPhysics and Astronomy 91,041
Dynamic Dewetting: Designing and Breaking Novel Morphologies of Liquid FilmsBrown, Professor CVNottingham Trent UniversitySchool of Science & Technology 314,920
Dynamic Dewetting: Designing and Breaking Novel Morphologies of Liquid FilmsMcHale, Professor GNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 346,666
Efficient modelling and validation of cryptic protein binding sites for drug discoveryMichel, Dr JUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 198,251
Efficient modelling and validation of cryptic protein binding sites for drug discoveryGervasio, Professor FUCLChemistry 272,316
Enabling rapid liquid and freeze-dried formulation design for the manufacture and delivery of novel biopharmaceuticalsCurtis, Dr RUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 861,317
Enabling rapid liquid and freeze-dried formulation design for the manufacture and delivery of novel biopharmaceuticalsDalby, Professor PAUCLBiochemical Engineering 1,519,555
Enabling ultra-high resolution hydrogen/deuterium exchange for challenging biomedical systemsZhuravleva, Dr AUniversity of LeedsAstbury Centre 100,792
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics: Renewal of the CM-DTCHooley, Dr CAUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 3,992,129
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium SystemsBhaseen, Dr MJKings College LondonMathematics 3,870,473
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Polymers, Soft Matter and ColloidsArmes, Professor SPUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 4,067,957
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional InterfacesBain, Professor CDurham, University ofChemistry 4,807,565
EPSRC Research Software Engineer Fellowship Oliver HenrichHenrich, Dr OUniversity of StrathclydePhysics 409,705
Evaporative Drying of Droplets and the Formation of Micro-structured and Functional Particles and FilmsBain, Professor CDurham, University ofChemistry 2,270,296
Experiencing the micro-world - a cell's perspectiveDalgarno, Dr PHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 293,057
Experiencing the micro-world - a cell's perspectiveWright, Dr AJUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 600,756
Experiencing the micro-world - a cell's perspectiveTassieri, Dr MUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 79,810
Exploiting Engineered Polyproteins in the Modular Design of Robust, Tuneable and Biofunctional HydrogelsDougan, Dr LUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 1,295,754
Exploring Delocalised Energy Transport in Bacterial Reaction CentresOliver, Dr TUniversity of BristolChemistry 100,963
Geometric, Topological, and Statistical Dynamics in Soft Matter and Mathematical BiologyGoldstein, Professor REUniversity of CambridgeApplied Maths and Theoretical Physics 1,171,149
Grand Challenge NetworkPlus in Emergence and Physics Far From Equilibrium 2016-19Galla, Dr TUniversity of Manchester, ThePhysics and Astronomy 245,063
Harnessing Nature's ability to create membrane compartmentalisation through redesign of a protein machinery.Beales, Dr P AUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 342,200
Harnessing Nature's ability to create membrane compartmentalisation through redesign of a protein machinery.Ciani, Dr BUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 307,479
Hydrophobic Gating in Membrane Nanopores: Water at the NanoscaleSansom, Professor MUniversity of OxfordBiochemistry 379,691
Identification and nucleotide resolution mapping of alkyl adducts in human DNAPovey, Dr AndrewUniversity of Manchester, TheSchool of Medical Sciences 169,254
In Situ Nanoparticle Assemblies for Healthcare Diagnostics and TherapyGraham, Professor DUniversity of StrathclydePure and Applied Chemistry 2,992,297
Investigating the physical and biological determinants of cancer cell extravasationMoeendarbary, Dr EmadaldinUCLMechanical Engineering 341,801
Ionic Coulomb blockade oscillations and the physical origins of permeation, selectivity, and their mutation transformations in biological ion channelsMcClintock, Professor PLancaster UniversityPhysics 785,658
Ionic Coulomb blockade oscillations and the physical origins of permeation, selectivity, and their mutation transformations in biological ion channelsKhovanov, Dr IAUniversity of WarwickSch of Engineering 375,556
LC2 droplet biosensors: Lipid-coated Liquid Crystal Droplets as Highly Sensitive, Selective Sensors of Bacterial Toxins and other Bio-active MoleculeGleeson, Professor HUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 822,989
Liquid actuation based on humidity gradients: HygrotaxisLedesma Aguilar, Dr RANorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 97,732
Liquid AntennasHuang, Professor YUniversity of LiverpoolElectrical Engineering and Electronics 587,312
M Squared - St Andrews Biophotonics NexusDholakia, Professor KUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 1,434,010
MATERIALS CHEMISTRY HIGH END COMPUTING CONSORTIUMCatlow, Professor RUCLChemistry 384,733
Mechanics of the cell interfaceStaykova, Dr MDurham, University ofPhysics 100,328
Minimal DNA Nanopores for Electrical Sensing of ProteinsHoworka, Dr SUCLChemistry 405,368
Modelling sperm-mucus interactions across scalesKeaveny, Dr E EImperial College LondonDept of Mathematics 694,462
Molecular Migration in Complex Matrices: Towards Predictive Design of Structured ProductsWilson, Professor MRDurham, University ofMathematical Sciences 1,034,684
Molecular Simulation of Biaxial Nematic Liquid CrystalsPatti, Dr AUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 97,758
Multi-Domain Self-Assembled Gels: From Multi-Component Materials to Spatial and Temporal Control of Multi-Component BiologySmith, Professor DKUniversity of YorkChemistry 359,780
Multifunctional Scanning MicroscopyHickey, Professor BUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 811,642
Multimodal advanced optical imaging to probe plasma exosomes for ErbB receptor network rewiring: A potential treatment resistance mechanism in lung caAmeer-Beg, Dr SimonKings College LondonRandall Div of Cell and Molecular Biophy 339,000
Multiscale characterization of complex materials using a combination of atomic force microscopy and optical coherence tomographyChen, Dr JNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 487,050
Multi-User Facility for SAXS/WAXS Studies on Nanoscale Structures in Controlled Environments.Rappolt, Professor MUniversity of LeedsSchool of Food Science and Nutrition 1,183,496
Nanoanalysis for Advanced Materials and HealthcareMartin, Professor RWUniversity of StrathclydePhysics 13,061
Nanoengineered microneedle arrays for enhanced plasmonic photothermal therapy of basal cell carcinoma.Donnelly, Professor RQueen's University of BelfastSch of Pharmacy 821,430
New biophysical tools to elucidate the role of P53 aggregates in cancer biologyKlenerman, Professor DavidUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 129,132
Origin of the Strong Induced Chiroptical Effect in Semiconducting Polymer/Helicene BlendsCampbell, Dr AJImperial College LondonDept of Physics 424,709
Origin of the Strong Induced Chiroptical Effect in Semiconducting Polymer/Helicene BlendsZeng, Dr XUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 355,776
Personalised nanomedicine for cancer therapyBattaglia, Professor GUCLChemistry 1,488,629
Phototropic Smart Materials for Actuation and Responsive Technologies (PhotoSMART)Shepherd, Dr H HUniversity of KentSch of Physical Sciences 100,835
Physics of Bacterial Growth Control and Antibiotic ResistanceBanerjee, Dr SUCLPhysics and Astronomy 216,297
Physics of Life - Noise, Information and Evolution in Protein BindingMcLeish, Professor TUniversity of YorkPhysics 1,212,195
Physics of Life Network 2 (PoLNet2)McLeish, Professor TDurham, University ofPhysics 254,064
Profiling the „Methylome? Targets of the Histone Lysine Methyltransferases: DOT1LFuchter, Dr MatthewImperial College LondonDept of Chemistry 283,026
Programming DNA topology: from folding DNA minicircles to revealing the spatial organization of bacterial genomesNoy, Dr AUniversity of YorkPhysics 612,742
Quantum Dynamics of Radical Pairs Reactions in Membranes: Elucidating Magnetic Field Effects in Lipid AutoxidationKattnig, Dr D RUniversity of ExeterPhysics 101,061
Quantum-enabled Enhancements in presence of Noise (QueEN)Datta, Dr AUniversity of WarwickPhysics 722,515
Quasicrystals: how and why do they form?Archer, Professor AJLoughborough UniversityMathematical Sciences 293,504
Quasicrystals: how and why do they form?Rucklidge, Professor A MUniversity of LeedsApplied Mathematics 49,502
Raman Nanotheranostics - RaNT - developing the targeted diagnostics and therapeutics of the future by combining light and functionalised nanoparticlesStone, Professor NUniversity of ExeterPhysics 5,752,646
Rapid Sperm CaptureSmith, Professor DJUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Mathematics 958,032
Red Cell Physical Properties in Health and DiseasePetrov, Dr PGUniversity of ExeterPhysics 371,165
Red Cell Physical Properties in Health and DiseaseLorenz, Dr CKings College LondonPhysics 185,379
Red Cell Physical Properties in Health and DiseaseMarcelli, Dr GUniversity of KentSch of Engineering & Digital Arts 202,815
Redrawing the boundaries: new approaches to many-body open quantum systemsNazir, Dr AUniversity of Manchester, ThePhysics and Astronomy 866,380
Resonant and shaped photonics for understanding the physical and biomedical worldDholakia, Professor KUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 5,023,462
SEE MORE: SECONDARY ELECTRON EMISSION - MICROSCOPY FOR ORGANICS WITH RELIABLE ENGINEERING-PROPERTIESRodenburg, Dr CUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 1,004,316
Self-Propelled Droplet Motion on Gradient Slippery Liquid Infused Porous Surfaces (G-SLIPS)Wells, Dr GGNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 99,037
Semi-autonomous non-invasive surgery: The "outside in" of molecular-targeted theranostics for cancerMcLaughlan, Dr JRUniversity of LeedsElectronic and Electrical Engineering 666,643
Stiction-Free and Tuneable Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems Incorporating Liquid CrystalsFedotov, Dr VAUniversity of SouthamptonOptoelectronics Research Centre 783,222
Support for the UKCP consortiumSkylaris, Professor CUniversity of SouthamptonSchool of Chemistry 11,378
Support for the UKCP consortiumBowler, Professor DRUCLPhysics and Astronomy 27,281
Support for the UKCP consortiumJochym, Dr DSTFC Laboratories (Grouped)Scientific Computing Department 8,928
Support for the UKCP consortiumRefson, Professor KRoyal Holloway, Univ of LondonPhysics 13,828
Support for the UKCP consortiumMolteni, Professor CKings College LondonPhysics 9,987
Support for the UKCP consortiumClark, Professor SJDurham, University ofPhysics 11,336
Support for the UKCP consortiumPickard, Professor CJUniversity of CambridgeMaterials Science & Metallurgy 58,027
Support for the UKCP consortiumYates, Dr JRUniversity of OxfordMaterials 12,196
Support for the UKCP consortiumHine, Dr NDMUniversity of WarwickPhysics 20,078
Support for the UKCP consortiumHarrison, Professor NImperial College LondonDept of Chemistry 34,659
Support for the UKCP consortiumKohanoff, Professor JQueen's University of BelfastSch of Mathematics and Physics 26,319
Support for the UKCP consortiumAckland, Professor GJUniversity of EdinburghSch of Physics and Astronomy 23,625
Support for the UKCP consortiumTeobaldi, Dr GUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 10,401
Support for the UKCP consortiumProbert, Professor MUniversity of YorkPhysics 471,671
Surface and Interface Toolkit for the Materials Chemistry CommunityWoodley, Dr SMUCLChemistry 693,837
Sustainable RSE Careers for Sustainable Software DevelopmentWoods, Dr CJUniversity of BristolFaculty of Science 488,453
Tackling human dental caries by multi-modal correlative microscopy and multi-physics modellingKorsunsky, Professor AMUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 1,768,953
The Excited State Properties of Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Emitters: A Computational Study Towards Molecular DesignPenfold, Dr TJNewcastle UniversitySch of Natural Sciences & Env Sciences 86,106
The Physics of Bacteriophage-coated Antimicrobial SurfacesBrown, Dr AUniversity of EdinburghSch of Physics and Astronomy 613,277
Thermophoretic manipulation of biocompatible soft materials properties in microfluidic devicesVigolo, Dr DUniversity of BirminghamChemical Engineering 99,441
Understanding the biophysical basis of cellular shape change during mitosisSalbreux, Dr GuillaumeThe Francis Crick InstituteResearch 248,709
University of Leeds AFM FacilityConnell, Dr SDAUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 136,770
Wetting of Elastic Fibres: A Novel Immersed Boundary-Lattice Spring-Lattice Boltzmann Simulation ApproachKusumaatmaja, Dr HDurham, University ofPhysics 100,796
XMaS: The UK Materials Science Facility at the ESRFLucas, Professor CAUniversity of LiverpoolPhysics 6,150,850

Total Number of Grants: 115
Total Value of Grants: £91,637,760

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).